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Painting the Gaslamp Quarter with Messages of Hope and Resilience

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several Gaslamp businesses that temporarily shuttered in light of California’s Stay-at-Home Order covered their windows with plywood during the shutdown. Now, as the neighborhood begins to reopen, flowers have begun to bloom on the boarded-up shops.

“As city lights have dimmed worldwide, these murals offer a sense of brightness for the Gaslamp and surrounding neighborhoods,” says Michael Trimble, executive director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association.

The pop-up urban art installation is the brainchild of Sean Warner, the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Director of Placemaking. Warner hired local artists —including PANDR, Ladies Who Paint, Elliot Shuesslerand Visual Gallery + Design — to create compelling images of hope, resilience and strength for storefronts in the Gaslamp Quarter, the Downtown Core and East Village.

The Gaslamp Quarter Association expresses its heartfelt support to all individuals and families who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. They extend a huge thank you to all of the frontline workers, nurses, doctor, food providers, farmers and so many more.

Bang Bang, located at 536 Market Street in downtown San Diego gets decorated by PANDR & Ladies Who Paint.

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